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Frugal Living Tips August 3, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Less IS More, Life Balance, Sustainable Living.
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Want to be the ultimate cheapskate?

You’ll have to fight Jeff Yaeger for that title:  Catching up with the Ultimate Cheapskate.

Jeff Yeager is the author of the book, The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches.

Even if Jeff is going to give you a “run for the money,” you can still save big while laughing all the way to the bank by using his grocery shopping tips:

* 50 Good For You Foods at $1 or less a pound

To visit his Web site:  Ultimate Cheapskate.

And Jeff is not the only savvy shopper out there.

Just check out a few of these AARP articles to save $$’s on everything :

* Save Money on Auto, Health, Home, Shopping, Insurance, Taxes

* 99 Great Ways to Save

* A Saver’s Dozen (best tips: freeze your credit cards and avoid impulse buys by waiting 24 hours to before parting with your hard-earned cash)

* 6 Ways to Save in the Garden

* Save when you travel

For more money-saving travel tips, visit Global Mysteries:  How To Travel Smart and Save Big Bucks

Have some Frugal Living Tips of your own?

AARP Wants Your Money-Saving Tips ~ whether it’s slashing your grocery bill or booking a hot vacation deal:  Share Your Tips

Quote:  A penny saved is a penny earned.  ~ Ben Franklin

An Idea Comes of Age (via Agrigirl) August 3, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in People, Sustainable Living.
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Throughout the world, women and children are raped and abused by the powers that be.

The cover of TIME magazine this week reveals the inner workings and insanity of the Taliban when women “step out of line” to flee abuse.

Tammy’s article, and the embedded talk at TED by Isabelle Allende, is worth a read and a listen.

To do more, visit:  Global Fund for Women

An Idea Comes of Age in My Own Head I’m in the Pacific Northwest today where I planned to blog about vacation pleasure like hunting for agates and arrowheads, learning to pick nettles and digging for clams. But I can’t get that image out of my head. The open cavity where her nose once was haunts me. If you’ve seen it, you know what I’m talking about because it’s likely that you can’t forget it either. [caption id=”attachment_1373″ align=”aligncenter” width=”300″ caption=”Flickr CC … Read More

via Agrigirl’s Blog

Eat Pray Love -> ROME! August 3, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies.
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Between now and August 28th, US residents  can enter the Eat Pray Love Sweepstakes to win a trip to Rome for the Premiere of Eat Pray Love (starring Julia Roberts):

A drawing for one (1) Grand Prize will take place on or about August 30, 2010.  

Grand Prize:  7-day 6-night trip for winner and three guests to Rome, Italy.

Trip includes round trip coach airfare for four, hotel accommodations (2 single standard rooms, double occupancy, room and room tax only), 4 première tickets, ground transportation to and from airport in Rome and $1000 spending money per person.  ARV $14,000.

To enter or read the Official Rules: Eat Pray Love Sweepstakes

Related post:  Eat Pray Love . . . Tie the Knot???

Aphorisms from Aa to Zz: Jj August 3, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Magick & Mystery, Music & Dance.
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Embrace all with joy.  Relinquish all with joy.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness flows from being true to yourself.

Stir up the gift of God which is in thee. ~ 2 Timothy 1:5

You have not lived a perfect day unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you. – Ruth Smeltzer

The more you focus on viewing others with love, kindness, compassion, and acceptance, the more your view and God’s view will merge.

Joy is never in things, it is in us.  ~ Contemporary Lexicon

Success in life is more than racking up dollars in your bank account . . . it’s about being the best YOU that YOU can be.  

Joy is sharing the best parts of yourself with the world.

What is in you . . . let it out:

Emily Bear plays from the heart, sharing her joy with the world.

Bon Anniversaire, James August 3, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, People.
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Bon Anniversaire! (French)

      Imini emandi kuwe! (Xhosa ~ South African)

            Penblwydd Hapus i Chi! (Welsh) 

No matter how you say it . . . Celebrate it! 

Happy Birthday, James!   

When you get a chance, swing by Aardvarkian Tales and wish Jimbo a memory making, birthday caking, age faking, picture taking kind of day!

Inspiration:  Carolyn Donnell (Life as an Artist and Writer)

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BTW:  The wordpress spell checker thinks I’m drunk!!!